Be Prepared for your Solar Eclipse Experience!

Officials offer the following tips for eclipse visitors in preparation for their celestial experience:
– Be prepared for hot weather. Temps in mid-to-late August can be in the 90s.
– Bring plenty of water €“ about a gallon a day per person.
– Bring sun screen, insect repellant, and first aid items.
– Bring picnic or snack items. Restaurants and grocery stores may experience long lines.
– Pick a viewing location with rest rooms and easy access to restaurants or other source of food.
– Do not stop along highways. Vehicles on the shoulder hinder traffic flow and create a traffic hazard.
– Be prepared for long lines at fuel pumps. Access to fuel may be limited.
– Be aware that heavy traffic congestion may interfere with delivery of food, fuel and other supplies along the total eclipse corridor.
– Be careful €“ while local agencies are gearing up for large crowds, heavy traffic may hinder the ability of emergency agencies to respond.
– Be patient €“ you are likely to encounter slow-moving traffic at some point during your visit.
– Bring a GPS based navigation unit as cell phone navigation may be sketchy due to heavy cell and data traffic.
– If your group is traveling in several vehicles consider communicating with two-way radios as cell service near the total eclipse corridor may be limited due to heavy demand.